The State of Jammu and Kashmir

  • Jyoti Bhusan Das Gupta


Sir Walter Roper Lawrence, who acted as a Settlement Officer in Kashmir in 1889 when Pratap Singh was the ruler, tells us that the daughter of Charles Dickens once asked him whether he would live his life again and he replied, “Every moment of it. And as for my six years in Kashmir, I would live those years fifty times over.”1 Such is Kashmir, the beauty of which had exerted a chastening influence even on the great Moghuls of the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries. When Jahangir, the Moghul Emperor (1605–27), was dying, and was asked if he wanted anything, he is reported to have replied, “Only Kashmir.”


Prime Minister September 1885 Kashmir Valley Oppressed People Hilly Tract 
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